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Children of the Lens (original 1954; edition 1967)

by E. E. Doc Smith

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Title:Children of the Lens
Authors:E. E. Doc Smith
Info:Pyramid (1966), Edition: Fourth printing, Paperback
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I managed to read the entire shitty series. Thank God it's over. I'm so happy this volume gets awarded an extra star. If you have got this far then you may know that he planned a final volume but never wrote it down because he thought it unpublishable, hallelujiah. I think the children would all have to fuck each other. All future humans would then descend from them. How else could negroes be bred out of the species?

God help us all. ( )
  Lukerik | Nov 22, 2015 |
Only 50% of the way through this random inheritance, but I have already decided that I now need to go and purchase the whole series from the start. A new (old...?) favourite Sci-Fi author of mine, for sure. ( )
  scodenton | Jul 24, 2014 |
I think this is my favourite of the Lensman books, just shading Galactic Patrol. It introduces Kinnison's son and daughters, who are extraordinary and enaging. The interplay between them and between each of them and the particular Lensman they choose to attach themselves to is excellent, and provides probably the most thoughtful moments of this distincty thought-free series. There is also more humour than in some of the other books, the scene where one of the girls deals with a bar-room lech is hilarious. The climax, which is in effect the climax of the whole series, given Book 7 moves in a completely different direction, is superb, literally breathtaking. A fine ending for a classic sf series. ( )
  drmaf | Sep 5, 2013 |
While still great space opera, I thought this series started to tail off at this point. The alien plan is finally coming to its conclusion, as the 2 great bloodlines of Earth have finally merged. The technology of total war in each book gets greater and greater, as it is now easy to destroy not only whole fleets, but planets. Each of these books increases the danger as the Lensmen (and children) gradually get closer and closer to the real enemy. Not that this book isn't great, I just prefer the first 5. ( )
  Karlstar | Jul 4, 2013 |
Don't trust my rating for this book. See this
review for why. ( )
  Michael.Rimmer | Mar 30, 2013 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Smith, Edward E.primary authorall editionsconfirmed
Binkley, RicCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Foss, ChrisCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gaughan, JackCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lawson, Neil StuartCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mattingly, DavidCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Palmer, WarrenCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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